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Applying For Adding A New Category (Based On Exchanging License)

This service enables you to apply for adding a new license category based on exchanging a driving license with exceptions to certain nationalities (Check the table in Terms and Conditions).

Eligibility

Individual customers, citizens and residents, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Valid driver's license that is to be replaced
  2. Original passport
  3. Emirates ID
  4. Eye test based on category (electronic eye test)
  5. Letter from the guardian in case the applicant is younger than 21-years-old (sponsored by his parents)
  6. Proof of work and living in Dubai if customer’s visa is issued by another emirate
  7. Trade license of Dubai company and of company located in another emirate
  8. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from sponsor for residents, with the exception of the following professions:

Free business

Expert

Specialist

Teacher

Consultant

Imam

Treasurer

Storekeeper

Trader

Surgeon

Geologist

Coach

Expert

Speaker

Daiah

Doctor

Auctioneer

Historian

Captain

Broker

Owner or partner of a business/establishment

Pharmacist

Doctor/General practitioner

Pilot

Judge

Legalist

Journalist

Writer

Marriage Official

Instructor

Trainer

Manager

Lawyer

Legal consultant

Tutor

Guide

Lecturer

Engineer

Contractor

Investor

Owner of land or property

Hostess

Nurse

Mufti

Muezzin

Reciter

Businessman

Editor

Producer

Director

Anchor

Program planner

Accountant

Financial analyst/researcher

Economic analyst/researcher

Tour guide

Auditor

Computer programmer

Sports player

Orator

Prosecutor

Commercial agent

Noukhaza

Shipmaster

Military personnel


Note: Customers with visas issued by other emirates and who have personal sponsorships are not allowed to add a category.

Output

New driving license with added category.

Service fees

  • 80 AED
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.

Validity

  • License is valid for 1 year if the customer is younger than 21 years old
  • License is valid for 10 years if the customer is old than 21 years old.

Average processing time

1 visit to the Customer Happiness Centres.

Ways to apply

Process

Through centres:

  • The customer submits the required documents at the centre
  • The customer adds the requested category
  • The customer is required to settle the fees of the service
  • The customer receives the license directly from the centre.

Terms and conditions

  • The Dubai Health Authority must approve the eye test, and the customer must pass the test relevant to the category
  • The customer must be present in person
  • The company must have a branch in Dubai in case the visa is issued in another emirate. The customer must work for this company.
  • The nationality of the customer must be from one of the exception countries, and the license should be issued in one of the said countries.

Table of exception countries



GCC countries

Saudi Arabia

Qatar

Amman

Bahrain

Kuwait









European countries

Germany

Italy

Switzerland

Poland

Slovakia

Finland

Spain

Netherlands

Greece

Sweden

Belgium

Ireland

Turkey

Denmark

Portugal

Austria

France

Britain

Norway

Romania

Luxembourg

Northern American countries

United States of America

Canada- Quebec only




East Asian countries

Japan

Australia

Singapore

People's Republic of China

South Korea

New Zealand

Hong Kong

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